Everything gives you cancer

Acrylamide is formed when starchy foods are baked or fried at high temperatures. Acrylamide is on a list of chemicals known to cause cancer by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. So, the Environmental Law Foundation wants to put warning labels on potato chips that eating them might, you know, kill you.
Leaving aside for a moment the fact that eating too much of anything deep-fried is an invitation to a heart attack, and that FDA has concluded that acrylamide does kill lab rats if they eat acrylamide in high doses, do we really need warning labels on potato chips to know that they’re bad for us? And, honestly, wouldn’t that make you want to eat them?
Cancer! It’s what’s for dinner!

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